The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is the fourth resort in the portfolio of InterContinental French Polynesia resorts. Opened in May 2006, the resort lies on a virgin beach on the Motu Piti Aau (meaning “two hearts” in Tahitian) along the eastern side of Bora Bora and is accessible only by boat. The resort features 80 overwater bungalows.

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa features an eco-friendly air-conditioning system, deploying a 7,874 foot pipe (the deepest ocean pipe in the world) to a depth of 3,000 feet off the reef of Bora Bora. The pipe pumps ice cold, deep-sea water through a titanium heat exchanger, transferring the cold into the fresh water circuit that then powers the air conditioning throughout the hotel.

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located on a virgin beach on the “Motu Piti Aau” (In Polynesian languages, motu refers to a reef islet formed by broken coral and sand surrounding an atoll) along the eastern side of Bora Bora and is accessible only by boat.

The view of the main Island from the Resort is unique, especially the “Mount Otemanu” (727m), rising majestically across the blue crystal waters of the lagoon. Its central location makes it very convenient for direct airport transfers (20 minutes) and access to the main Island (free boat transfer to the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, ideally located on Matira Beach).

From the Le Moana Resort, you have easy access to Matira Beach (the only public beach of the Island, with a breathtaking sunset every evenings), and a few shopping places (souvenirs, supermarket, bike and car rental, snacks and restaurants, tattoo artists, art galleries).
All the restaurants are located 5-10 minutes by taxis or within walking distance (free transportation for dinner) and you’ll be 15 minutes away from Vaitape, the main village.

The Bora Bora airport is located on a Motu (island), accessible only by boat.

The Restaurants

Reef restaurant affords a panoramic view over the lagoon and majestic Mount Otemanu towering up on the horizon. One of the finest culinary experiences in French Polynesia, Reef offers outstanding gourmet cuisine, served in relaxing local décor. Antoine Torricella, the restaurant’s sommelier, has carefully compiled a wine list with many labels that have received high recognition. The dinner menu features starters including Foie Gras, Swordfish Ravioli and a spoon of French Caviar. Signature dishes include Mahi Mahi, Sealed Sunfish, Pan-Seared Tuna, Grilled Prawns, Foie Gras Stuffed Pigeon, Beef Filet, and Lamb. Caramelized Bananas with Ginger, Guanaja Chocolate Fondant, and a selection of Crème Brulee are on the dessert menu.

Sands restaurant, which is ideally positioned on the hotel’s private, sandy beach, is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. Enjoy local dishes, grilled fish and meats, burgers, pastas, salads, paninis, and Tahitian specialties.

Bubbles Bar is chic and cosmopolitan and is the ideal spot for relaxing or sharing a drink with friends any time of the day. Enjoy Happy Hour every day from 5 to 6 p.m.

The Spa

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa lies on a virgin beach on Motu Piti Aau along the eastern side of Bora Bora and is accessible only by boat.

With over 13,000 square feet of nature, Deep Ocean Spa offers areas for hydrotherapy, beauty care and gentle energy. There are also glass-floored overwater bungalows enabling you to admire the marine life during the sessions you choose, whether you are alone or a couple. We also have relaxation areas with an unobstructed view over the ocean, multi-sensory outdoor spas, steam baths and showers to awaken the senses, a fitness room, a tea lounge and a boutique.

Deep Ocean Spa is a true haven of peace and harmony, with a team of professionals dedicated to your well-being.

In addition to its idyllic location, Deep Ocean Spa is also the first thalassotherapy center ever built in the South Pacific, as well as the only establishment in the world using the benefits of water drawn from the Pacific Ocean at depths of over 800 meters, to administer care of unrivaled intensity.

Covering nearly an acre, it is the first of its kind in the entire southern hemisphere. Redefining the spa concept in French Polynesia, the Deep Ocean Spa is a true 'spa destination'.

The Bungalows

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort &Thalasso Spa has 83 villas, including 80 overwater
and 3 on a Motu:

- 8 villas "Otemanu Diamond" at the end of the platform,
- 6 villas "Otemanu Diamond" with a splendid view of the Otemanu Mount and the lagoon,
- 25 villas "Diamond" with a view of Bora Bora,
- 22 villas "Sapphire" with a view of the lagoon,
- 19 villas "Emerald" with the view of the beach and the motu, 3 rooms are accessible for physically challenged guests,
- 3 villas family type motu, nestled in a coconut plantation.

InterContinental Hotels Group has paid close attention that all overwater villas are decorated in a typical and authentic Polynesian way.

All villas have the same configuration. The bedroom features a gorgeous glass wall that overlooks the lagoon. In your villa's spacious living room, a glass coffee table offers a direct view on the pristine waters of the lagoon. You will just have to open it and throw some pieces of bread to see the colorful submarine life of Bora Bora.

With a separate shower and bath, double washbasin and complimentary range of luxury amenities, the bathrooms in our overwater villas are relaxing and luxurious. Simply taking a bath is a delight with the unforgettable view of the lagoon through the bathroom picture window.

Terraces have been designed to offer comfort and intimacy. The upper part shadowed and protected by a roof is perfect for nice romantic diners and fresh naps whereas the sundeck offers direct access to the lagoon and a fresh shower.

Travel for Senses TIPS

SEE... the  marine life in the turquoise lagoon and amazing views of Mt. Otemanu;

HEAR... the secrets of the coral gardens from a marine biologist;

TASTE.... Polynesian specialities and gourmet cuisine with views in chic, romantic venues;

TOUCH.... the resort’s private white-sand beach;

SMELL... the aromatic elements in Tahitian and speciality massages, sea salt scrubs and wraps at Deep Ocean Spa, the only establishment in the world using the benefits of water drawn from the Pacific Ocean at depths of over 800 meters;

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Complementary WI-FI available for guests.
Discover Bora Bora’s coral and sea life by visiting the resort’s Marine Eco Center located in the Chapel Lagoon. Once a week, a marine biologist presents secrets of the Coral Gardens and leads a coral activity. Near the Coral Gardens, a ray feeding takes place each afternoon. Other aquatic activities include kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and pirogue.
Explore the cultural treasures of French Polynesia through weekly activities which include culinary demonstrations, palm leaf weaving, pareo shows, coco shows, outrigger canoe rides, and flower necklace and hair ornament presentations.
The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and features the latest exercise equipment. For running, walking, or circuit training, a fitness trail extends around the resort. For group sports, the resort offers tennis, volleyball, and badminton.